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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 7, 2009 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd vs. The Grateful Dead

IMHO:


Grateful Dead: Consistently use odd time-signatures, and Garcia has no problem soloing over them.

Pink Floyd: Have to change the time signature in the middle of "Money" because Gilmour can't hack 7/8.

Grateful Dead: Play songs in all keys, and rarely repeat a chord progression from song to song (Franklin's/Foolish Heart being an exception.)

Pink Floyd: Post "Dark Side," 99% of Pink Floyd songs are in E minor (or it's relative, G Major, no different notes in the scale, actually). So they wind up repeating themselves... a lot. Echo & the Bunnymen proved you can do a whole album in the same key and make it work, but they changed keys from album to album. Floyd won't even do that, E minor or die!

Grateful Dead: Can be creepy, happy, charming, off-putting, affirming, comforting or energizing, depending on the song/show.

Pink Floyd: can be humorless or depressing, take your pic. And occasionally, baselessly, bombastic. Fun? Not for me...

Anyway, I could go on, but I'm obviously so biased that I probably shouldn't. Just something to chew on. And I want to mention I think Syd Barrett was godly, but that's not what we're talking about, is it?




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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jul 7, 2009 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd vs. The Grateful Dead

SC,
I just thanked you for one of your responses (10 min. & Under Songs) so, plese don't take this hard...

Arnold Layne is hysterical - maybe mainly to Brit audiences who get the joke, about a geezer swipes ladies knickers off the clothes lines...

Corporal Clegg, I think that's dark humor of a sort...

and The Madman is in my heade, ha ha hee hee... well, we laughed at that the 1st 327 times we heard it...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 7, 2009 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd vs. The Grateful Dead

What's to take hard, CPW? I agree with everything you said!

"Arnold Layne/Don't do it again..." :)

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-07-08 02:23:29